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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81-84

Lymphangioma of lip treated with carbon dioxide laser

1 Department of Periodontology, Command Military Dental Centre (Northern Command), Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Military Dental Centre, Chakrata, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, Jodhpur Dental College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
4 General Dentist, Consultant Dentist, Command Hospital, Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Reenesh Mechery
Command Military Dental Centre, (Northern Command), Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2321-1385.196996

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Lymphangiomas are benign hamartomas of lymphatic channels mostly present as developmental malformations arising due to sequestration of lymphatic tissues not communicating with patented lymph channel. They are generally congenital and more frequently diagnosed in childhood but rarely do they occur in adults. In head and neck region, they have a high predilection for occurrence in tongue followed by lips . This article describes a case report of lymphangioma of lip in the light of current information with clinical and histological aspect in a young patient, which was successfully treated with carbon dioxide laser.

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